Spiritual Authority and Romans 13

Introduction

The way we view Romans chapter 13:1-7 greatly determines the way we interact with the governments of men. The ideas we are about to set forth are radical, even revolutionary. They will overthrow many sacred “traditions” among those who claim to be followers of Jesus.

True Christianity is a way of life which involves renouncing the world and pledging our allegiance to the Kingdom of God. There is an inherent conflict between the old kingdom we have come out from and the new Kingdom to which we now belong. Jesus was crucified as a result of this conflict. He has assured us that if we are true to His word that we can expect the same kind of treatment. “I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world” (John 17:14).

To try to combine the humanistic governments of men with the Spirit government of God is an impossible task. Any attempt to combine the governments of men with God’s government is doomed to failure. Nevertheless, throughout history politicians have attempted to mix the holy and the profane. They have borrowed heavily from God’s law in order to appear righteous, yet man is still left in control. This strange mixture is often called “God inspired government” or “Government based on God’s laws.” As a result, multitudes of Christians have been brought into bondage to patriotism and nationalism. They have been forced to submit to manmade governments under the pretext that God has commanded our submission in Romans 13:1-7.

No Compromise


Spirit Revolution

Since around the 4th century AD many have been led to believe that manmade governments actually possess authority to rule over God’s people. A misinterpretation of Romans 13:1-7 is used to support this belief.

The average churchgoer believes that Christians should be satisfied with the humanistic governments of men, obeying the laws of the land. They don’t stop to consider that God desires His people to live under His Spirit government.

The crux of the matter is this: Does Paul, in Romans 13:1-7, argue that the civil governments of this world have legitimate authority over the people of God?

We believe that the obedient people of God are not bound to obey the manmade civil governments of this world. God’s people are answerable to God above all else and are bound by His commands. At the same time, God’s people are not to use their liberty as a cloak for evil, to foment rebellion in the flesh, or waste time trying to politically influence the governments of this world.

Furthermore, we believe Paul, in Romans 13:1-7, is referring to the spiritual leaders of the Body of Christ, not the civil authorities of this world. Remember that the true followers of Jesus are Spirit people whose lives should reflect the fact that they belong to another Kingdom, the Kingdom of God. Their stay on earth is only transitory.

As citizens of Heaven, we are bound to submit and pledge allegiance to the King of Heaven and His government over us. We are not bound to submit to the government of some nation just because we happen to be living within its borders.

Romans 13 has been wrongly interpreted by ruling civil governments to mean that Christians should submit to them. Combined with nationalism and patriotism, a powerful weapon has been formed to neutralize and misdirect the power of God’s Kingdom within His people. The idea that God’s government is to be subordinated to the civil governments of this world is a deception that must be exposed.

Be Not Afraid of Their Faces

This does not sit well with those in civil governments who claim to have power and authority to rule over other men. Throughout history, those who have declared independence from the systems of this world and dependence upon God, have almost always encountered violent reactions. They were frequently persecuted unto death by the “civil” authorities. It will be the same today for anyone who will break all allegiances and ties with this world and declare Jesus Christ as their Sovereign King.

This does not mean Christians are out to cause trouble or overthrow the governments of this world. On the contrary, Christians make the best citizens because they strive to obey the laws of God, which are far superior to the feeble attempts of men at lawmaking. Actually, the true Christian’s goal is to live a life pleasing to God and win souls to Christ. This is hardly a threatening activity! We seek to obey Paul’s advice in Romans 12:18, “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”

Yet, the rulers of the nations of this world view this type of separation unto God as a serious offense. When a group of people refuses to pledge allegiance to their authority, that group is considered a threat to “national security” and dealt with accordingly. It was the same with King Nebuchadnezzar, who was determined to destroy anyone who would not bow down to his image.

Who are the Authorities?

In Verse 1, the Interlinear text reads, “Let every soul be subject to authorities above him.” The word translated authorities, or powers in the King James version, is the Greek word exousia. (Strong’s #1849) The most crucial question in this study is, “Who are the exousia or authorities that Paul was referring to in this verse?”

Traditionally 99% of the church world has interpreted this passage to mean that Paul was referring to the manmade civil governments of this world. The governments of the world have been quick to place their “stamp of approval” on such an interpretation. Imagine the advantage enjoyed by worldly rulers when they can point to the Christians’ own sacred writings for proof that Christians should submit to their authority.

It is not obvious from the original Greek text what authorities Paul was referring to in Romans 13. He does not specifically state that he is referring to civil government authorities anywhere in these verses.

It is our belief that the authorities or powers that Paul was referring to in Romans 13:1 were the spiritual leaders of the Body of Christ in Rome. Paul was notexhorting the Christians in Rome to submit to the Roman Empire. He was exhorting them to submit to their own government – to the spiritual leaders whom God has placed over the Ecclesia (called-out ones) to guide it by His Spirit.

God has always appointed leaders over His people such as Moses, Joshua, David and the Apostles, including Paul. He has invested those leaders with the authority to rule. Paul could easily have been speaking about Christian authorities within the Ecclesia. Why would Paul be directing the Roman Christians to obey the authorities of the Roman Empire when they had their own leaders to obey? Obviously, he was not.

Doctrine of Confusion

In verse 4 of the Greek text, Paul refers back to the authority three times in the singular, using the word “it.” (“he” in the King James version) Paul tells us “it” is a servant to us for good; “it” does not wear the sword in vain; and “it” is a servant of God.

Civil governments of this world rarely, if ever, meet these three points. You would expect them to, if Paul was indeed referring to them. Many times civil authorities stand in total opposition to the gospel and cruelly persecute God’s people, just as Jesus said they would (John 15:20). In contrast, godly authority, exercised by God’s leaders, will always meet these three qualifications and act as a “servant of God” for our good.

When we realize Paul was talking about spiritual leaders of the Body of Christ in verse 1, the following verses become much clearer. We can focus on the fact that God has His own government which operates under His authority. As His followers, we are expected to submit to that authority which is invested in His leaders.

Civil governments make demands of those who happen to be living within their territory. These demands often openly contradict the gospel and the law of God. For the true Christian to submit to such commands would be sin. Yet according to the “civil government” theory of Romans 13, Christians are supposed to submit to the “laws of the land.” This brings confusion and God is not the author of confusion.

Confusion is eliminated when we realize Paul was not commanding submission to manmade civil governments, but to God’s government. The blood of the martyrs bears witness to the fact that true Christians throughout history have come to this conclusion. They have been persecuted and killed by “civil” governments on every continent because they were determined to submit to God’s government and refused to obey the commands of men which opposed or contradicted God’s laws.

Why Submit to Spiritual Authority?

The Sword of Truth

Verses 2 through 5 give us several important reasons why we must submit to true godly authority. First of all, Paul says if you resist God’s leaders, that you are in all respects resisting God. Those who resist will receive damnation. He goes on to explain that God’s leaders are not a terror to good works. We need not be afraid to submit to godly authority if our hearts are dedicated to God.

In verse 4, Paul explains that godly authority is actually our servant if we desire to do what is right. At the same time, he warns us that if we do evil the same authority will become an avenger and execute God’s wrath upon us. What a clear and beautiful picture of godly authority and how it is meant to function in the Body of Christ. Additionally, each one of the above points can be supported by numerous scriptures, which is always a characteristic of solid godly doctrine.

This kind of true godly authority is rarely found in the religious systems of today. As a result, many become confused. They end up believing Paul must be talking about civil governments who punish according to their own humanistic definitions of good and evil, which fluctuate from day to day.

The spiritual authority described by Paul has all but vanished from the Body of Christ. As a result, evil works are not punished and sin runs rampant among God’s people.

Paul sums up his arguments in verse 5 by stating the two main reasons why we must be subject to godly authority: 1) because of wrath, or the fear of God’s judgement, and 2) because of conscience.

Continuation of Chapter 12

In chapter 12, Paul has been dealing with the mutual responsibilities and duties between Christians in the Body of Christ. This also clearly points to the fact that chapter 13 is a definite continuation along the same lines. There is nothing in the letter to indicate why Paul feels it necessary to so positively and quickly change from one subject to another without explanation.

Nothing in chapters 12 or 13 supports the idea that Paul has switched his focus in chapter 13 to discuss the Christian’s relationship to civil government. In fact, the context clearly supports the contrary: Paul was dealing with spiritual authority within the Body of Christ and the individual members’ relationship to that authority.

Rulers

In verse 3 is the Greek word arkhone, which is translated as rulers in both the King James and the Interlinear text. The definition in Strong’s concordance is, “A first in rank or power, chief, ruler, magistrate, prince.” Every other instance of this word in the New Testament refers to Jewish (religious) leaders in Israel, not civil leaders.

Servants

Another important Greek word is diakonos, which is translated minister orservant twice in verse 4. Strong’s concordance defines this word as “An attendant, a waiter at a table or other menial duties; specifically a Christian teacher or pastor; deacon, minister, servant.” Paul uses this word to describe the authorities in verse 1. This strongly supports the fact that he was talking about God’s leaders. This is the same root from which we get the word deacon, a widely used term to describe leaders in the church (1 Timothy 3:8; Philippians 1:1).

A true leader of God’s people will be a servant of all. Jesus said, “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant” (Matthew 23:11). Paul’s description of the authorities as diakonos (servants) reinforces that God’s leaders are actually the greatest servants to the Body of Christ.

Nowhere in the New Testament do we find civil authorities or officials described as servants of the body of Christ. Yet there are numerous examples of God’s leaders acting as servants to God’s people. That is why Paul would be exhorting the Roman Christians to submit to those whom God has placed in authority over them. These leaders were actually their servants in the Spirit, sacrificing their lives to lead God’s people.

The Sword – Figurative or Literal

Two swords. That is enough.The next important Greek word is machaira, which is the Greek word for sword found in verse 4. This verse is often used as proof that Paul was talking about civil authorities, since God’s leaders do not use weapons to enforce God’s will. Strong’s Concordance defines machaira as, “A knife or dirk; figuratively – war, judicial punishment; a sword.”

Is there a sword entrusted to God’s leaders to execute judgment in the Body of Christ? If so, could Paul have been referring to this sword in verse 4?

The answer is found in Ephesians 6:17, “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” And again in Hebrews 4:12 we read,“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Ananias and Sapphira were struck dead by the sword of the Spirit which came out of Peter’s mouth (Acts 5). Paul also executed judgment upon Elymas the sorcerer, as the sword of the Spirit speaking through Paul blinded the man (Acts 13:11).

It is not unreasonable to assume Paul was referring to this figurative sword of the Spirit in verse 4. Obviously, the Spirit sword is just as effective in executing judgment as any physical sword. And God invests His true leaders with this authority.

Supporting the Government

Another important word which we need to examine is foros, which is translated as tribute. This is again used as proof that Paul was commanding submission to the civil authorities – especially those who collect taxes! The word foros refers to a tax, being a general assessment of one’s property and possessions. This tax was generally collected by civil governments such as the Roman Empire.

Paul was dealing with many new converts who had been raised in Roman society. Taxing was a commonly accepted fact of life. It is quite possible that Paul was describing their responsibility to give of what they had in support of God’s work. He used the term “tribute” as a word they could easily understand. Paul was reinforcing the idea that Christians were no longer citizens of this world, but had come under their own government. If they wanted to enjoy the benefits of God’s government, they were obligated to support it.

The world requires tribute to support their governments, which often serve their people very poorly. God’s true leaders keep the Body of Christ clean, healthy and functioning properly. How much more should Christians be willing to support the government of God’s Ecclesia with a portion of their personal wealth.

God’s leaders need to be supported by those whom they serve, just as the civil servants of the world require support. Paul used the common Roman term tribute to remind God’s people to “render therefore to all their dues.”

Fear God or Man?

In verse 7, Paul commands that fear be given to the authorities who deserved it. Paul had been whipped, beaten, stoned and imprisoned at the hands of “civil” authorities for refusing to compromise the gospel. Why would he exhort his fellow Christians to fear the authorities who worked for the manmade governments of this world?

One of the great themes of God’s Word is that we are to fear and obey God alone, regardless of what “authorities” in the kingdoms of men have to say (Daniel 3:18; Acts 5:29). Yet it makes sense that Paul would exhort the Roman Christians to respect and honor the leaders of the Ecclesia. For they are appointed by God and entrusted with the Sword of the Spirit to execute judgement among them.

Conclusion

As the followers of Jesus Christ, we belong to a new Kingdom, the Kingdom of Heaven. This Kingdom has its own government, its own laws and its own leaders. Paul was not commanding us in Romans 13 to submit to the civil authorities of the kingdoms of the world. He was commanding us to submit to the authority of God’s leaders who oversee the Ecclesias, or spirit communities of God’s people.

There is no denying that true Christians make the best citizens. Their primary concern is obedience to God, and second, the reconciliation of lost humanity to God. Man, in his separation from God, does not think highly of the Christian’s objectives. As a result, the governments of this world try to coerce Christians to abandon their course and submit to them. When these situations arise, Christians are forced to choose whom they will obey.

Romans 13 is used by secular interests.For too long the words of Paul in Romans 13:1-7 have been used by the world’s governments as a club to beat God’s people into submission. This kind of scriptural strong-arming must stop. It is a fallacy that Paul was commanding the Christians at Rome to submit to the governments of men. It is time that Christ’s followers break their covenants and allegiances with the transitory governments of men. They must set an example that there is a higher and more perfect form of government – the Kingdom of Heaven.

Of course there will be consequences. Just as Jesus suffered as a consequence of our sin, we must be willing to sacrifice ourselves in any way necessary to fulfill our obedience to God. We serve the Living God. He is well able to make a way for us, regardless of how much the modern day Nebuchadnezzars rage and threaten to destroy.

When we boldly declare that we belong to God’s Kingdom, we are left with no choice but to trust God for His provision in the face of a hostile world. We quickly learn that our safety is in our obedience. To trust in carnal weapons and physical force for our defense is vanity. Our greatest weapon is love! If we seriously claim to be followers of Jesus Christ, we must renounce the world, and the authority of the governments of this world. We must proclaim God’s sovereign rulership over our lives. Christians are in no way bound by the Scriptures to obey and support the manmade governments of this world. We are bound to live peaceably with all men to the greatest degree possible. Yet, our loyalty, allegiance and obedience must always be found at the feet of Christ.

Our goal is to see souls brought to Christ. The more fully we separate from the world and consecrate ourselves to God, the more power we will have to infiltrate the hearts and minds of men with a living example of the gospel. The world must see that God does have a people on this earth and that His power dwells in their midst. Let us commit ourselves to His Kingdom and BE THAT PEOPLE.

Postscript

By General Jim Green

For several years now, our staff have pondered, studied, prayed over and sought out various interpretations of Romans 13.

In the early 1980’s, I personally taught submission to Christian authority. Then, as Christian patriotism experienced a resurgence of popularity, we fell under the spell of the “God and country” mentality. Consequently, we supported the submission to civil authority belief regarding Romans 13.

Fortunately, we never went to the extreme of worshiping the US government or constitution as many Christians have. Thank God that this period was short lived. The Spirit of God revealed to us that one of the most powerful driving forces behind the “God and country” mentality was FREEMASONRY. The US government founded in 1776 is in reality a humanist institution. As such, it is vulnerable to every form of corruption and abuse.

Christ is our Crown of GloryAs we continued to seek God, He eventually led us into a fuller understanding of the Ecclesia system, which is the original blueprint for God’s people as laid out in the Book of Acts. Consequently, the Lord commanded us to break all covenants and allegiances with the governments and systems of this world and to declare ourselves His Holy Army/Nation/Tribe. God’s people are meant to have their own government ruled by those whom God appoints: A Spirit Theocracy under the Lord Jesus Christ.

Sadly enough, because we don’t see God’s government operating in what we call the “church” today, multitudes of Christians are led to believe that church and State can and should be unified. Nevertheless, we cannot allow this to deter us from seeking God, renouncing the world and allowing Him to establish His throne in our midst.

Private Resolution and Notice Regarding Cause #J52008 (Benton County, WA)

Benton County Prosecutors Office, Andy Miller;

Greetings! I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and notify you of my position and intent, and to resolve current matter which is your cause number J52008 stemming from citations I055644 and C052008. I think it is most prudent to handle this matter in the private and not in the public as I conduct all of my interactions in the private. I believe that there has been a mistake as I was jailed without cause and not released until my family paid a $500 bail because of my religious beliefs.

I am known as Minister Trent Goodbaudy with the Temple of Light and Life church, a non-incorporated, non-denominational, state-free church. It is against my faith to identify with any secular numbers or secular information as I have been reborn in God and he is my only authority. I have also taken a vow of poverty and do not view material wealth as something that is important in God’s kingdom here on earth. You can verify my ordination information through the temple website registry at:

http://neercorps.wix.com/templeoflightnlife#!registry/clip

or you can call (347) 230-8444 to verify my credentials.

I was recently arrested and jailed for not providing my date of birth to a Fish and Game warden at the Finley boat launch area. I did not provide a birth date to the arresting officer, because is in direct violation of my faith and I will never use any secular information to identify myself with ever again. You can hear all the details of the arrest at this URL a 2-hour debriefing of my arrest and subsequent events here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVTyiolWfrc

When the Washington State Fish and Wildlife enforcement officer demanded that I provide him with secular information that directly violates my religious faith I tried to explain that to him. He proceeded to convert my right to remain silent into a crime, and also converted my right against self-incrimination into a crime as well.

At the arraignment I was not allowed to speak. I did not enter a plea of “not guilty” at the arraignment, a third party stranger apparently was speaking for me, even after I made it known that I would be presenting myself.

These violations along with the false imprisonment and ransom money that was paid would be the type of violations that would drive me to file a claim under Title 42. I would recommend that you help me to resolve this matter so that your office and even you “personally” do not incur a liability in this matter as well. If I cannot be released from secular control upon making a conscious informed decision to renounce my citizenship in the Corporate United States, the offending entity would be creating a political prisoner.

I would also be doing you a disservice if I did not warn you that falsely claiming that I Minister Trent Goodbaudy am a “person” is a crime known as PERSONAGE. Bringing false claims into court is a crime known as BARRATRY, please governm yourself accordingly. If forced under protest and duress to be present at your tribunal, I will be requiring a trial with a jury of my peers and also your complete discovery file. I will not voluntarilly attend or “appear” however.

I would also appreciate it if you would also send the bail money back to my parents who are on a limited retirement income at: REDACTED

My authority and evidence of law is the Cambridge Authorized 1611 King James Bible, and Matthew 6:24 states that no man can serve two masters… it is impossible, and the following maxims of law state:

~”The law does not seek to compel a man to do that which he cannot possibly perform.”

~”The law compels no one to do anything which is useless or impossible.”

~”No one is bound to do what is impossible.”

~”Impossibility excuses the law.”

~”The law shall not, through the medium of its executive capacity, work a wrong.”

~”Any one may renounce a law introduced for his own benefit.”

~”No one is obliged to accept a benefit against his consent.”

By accepting that the state is an authority would be to give up my God given rights, which would be to essentially deny God as well.

Ignorance of God’s law is no excuse.

Please help me and do the right thing. I have a moral/religious objection to attending a secular “color of law” court unless it is under threat of force or violence, so I am notifying you that I will not be attending any future court dates unless force or threat of violence is used.

I really appreciate your time on this matter and pray that you do the right thing. I would be happy to hear your response and provide feedback.

Thank you and God bless you,

Minister Trent Goodbaudy

 

 

POINTS AND AUTHORITIES
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Matthew 6:24 King James Version (KJV) 24 “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

James 4:4 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

1 John 2:15-17 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God a bideth for ever.”

The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights has clearly underscored the fact that the secular government cannot make any law undermining the free exercise of religion. This must be viewed as an open confession and admission by the supreme law of the land – the federal Constitution – that the Church is not to be interfered with, or intruded upon, by the three organs of secular government – the executive, the legislature, or the judiciary.

Please read and take note of the various Presidential Proclamations and the frequent references to “Almighty God” published in the United States Statutes at Large. Refer to the:

-“Religious Freedom Restoration Act”
– US Constitution Amendments 1, 14, 9, 10, 16, and 13.
– Federalist Paper #78 By Alexander Hamilton
– U.S. SUPREME COURT RULE 10
– SOCIAL SECURITY ACT SECTION 205(c)(2)(b)(i), Title 26, subtitle A
– Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Maxims of Law

(When a principle has been so long practiced and so universally acknowledged as to become a maxim, it is obligatory as part of the law.)

“The law does not seek to compel a man to do that which he cannot possibly perform.”

“The law compels no one to do anything which is useless or impossible.”

“No one is bound to do what is impossible.”

“Impossibility excuses the law.”

“The law shall not, through the medium of its executive capacity, work a wrong.”

“Any one may renounce a law introduced for his own benefit.”

“No one is obliged to accept a benefit against his consent.”
Washington State Constitution

SECTION 11 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Absolute freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment, belief and worship, shall be guaranteed to every individual, and no one shall be molested or disturbed in person or property on account of religion; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the state. No public money or property shall be appropriated for or applied to any religious worship, exercise or instruction, or the support of any religious establishment: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That this article shall not be so construed as to forbid the employment by the state of a chaplain for such of the state custodial, correctional, and mental institutions, or by a county’s or public hospital district’s hospital, health care facility, or hospice, as in the discretion of the legislature may seem justified. No religious qualification shall be required for any public office or employment, nor shall any person be incompetent as a witness or juror, in consequence of his opinion on matters of religion, nor be questioned in any court of justice touching his religious belief to affect the weight of his testimony. [AMENDMENT 88, 1993 House Joint Resolution No. 4200, p 3062. Approved November 2, 1993.]

SECTION 14 EXCESSIVE BAIL, FINES AND PUNISHMENTS. Excessive bail shall not be required, excessive fines imposed, nor cruel punishment inflicted.

SECTION 22 RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED. In criminal prosecutions the accused shall have the right to appear and defend in person, or by counsel, to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him, to have a copy thereof, to testify in his own behalf, to meet the witnesses against him face to face, to have compulsory process to compel the attendance of witnesses in his own behalf, to have a speedy public trial by an impartial jury of the county in which the offense is charged to have been committed and the right to appeal in all cases: Provided, The route traversed by any railway coach, train or public conveyance, and the water traversed by any boat shall be criminal districts; and the jurisdiction of all public offenses committed on any such railway car, coach, train, boat or other public conveyance, or at any station or depot upon such route, shall be in any county through which the said car, coach, train, boat or other public conveyance may pass during the trip or voyage, or in which the trip or voyage may begin or terminate.

In no instance shall any accused person before final judgment be compelled to advance money or fees to secure the rights herein guaranteed. [AMENDMENT 10, 1921 p 79 Section 1. Approved November, 1922.]

SECTION 30 RIGHTS RESERVED. The enumeration in this Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny others retained by the people.
US Constitution Bill of Rights

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

“A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” Thomas Jefferson

“Non dat qui non habet—He gives nothing who has nothing. “Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (1914),”Maxim,”p.2149, [No legislative body or man can convey any authority or jurisdiction he does not possess over common Rights vested by God to another. Because legislative powers are limited, all powers derived from legislative acts are limited.]

“All that government does and provides legitimately is in pursuit of its duty to provide protection for private rights (Wynehamer v. People, 13 NY 378), which duty is a debt owed to its creator, WE THE PEOPLE and the private unenfranchised individual; which debt and duty is never extinguished nor discharged, and is perpetual. No matter what the government/state provides for us in manner of convenience and safety, the unenfranchised individual owes nothing to the government.” Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43 — U.S. Supreme Court: Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43 (1906) https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/201/43/case.html

The individual may stand upon his constitutional rights as a citizen. He is entitled to carry on his private business in his own way. His power to contract is unlimited. He owes no duty to the State or to his neighbors to divulge his business, or to open his doors to an investigation, so far as it may tend to criminate him. He owes no such duty to the State, since he receives nothing there from beyond the protection of his life and property. His rights are such as existed by the law of the land long antecedent to the organization of the State, and can only be taken from him by due process of law, and in accordance with the Constitution. THIS is in violation against the people and their rights and stands as unlawful. “The ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called “ownership” is only by virtue of Government, i.e., law amounting to mere user: and use must be in accordance with law and subordinate to the necessities of the State.” Senate Document No. 43, 73rd Congress, 1st Session, March 9, 1933 )

“The rights of the individuals are restricted only to the extent that they have been voluntarily surrendered by the citizenship to the agencies of government.” City of Dallas v Vitchel, 245 S.W. 944

“Waivers of constitutional rights not only must be voluntary but must be knowing, intelligent acts done with sufficient awareness of the relevant circumstances and likely consequences.” Brady v US, 397 US 742, 748 (1970).

CONFEDERATE FLAG DISTRACTION LEADS TO TPP PASSAGE

ECONOMIC SLAVERY FOR ALL: While we were distracted with the Confederate flag flap, Congress quietly forfeited our entire economic future via fast-track trade authority

confederate flag racism distraction covers tpp corporate fascism
confederate flag racism distraction covers tpp corporate fascism
While America was distracted by a contrived, pre-planned Confederate flag distraction, the U.S. Congress forfeited the entire economic future of the country by quietly passing so-called “fast-track authority” which will allow President Obama to approve the TPP “free trade” agreement.

The TPP, as you may have heard, outright surrenders U.S. sovereignty to multinational corporations, handing them total global monopolies over labor practices, immigration, Big Pharma drug pricing, GMO food labeling, criminalization of garden seeds and much more. In all, the TPP hands over control of 80% of the U.S. economy to global monopolists, and the TPP is set up to enable those corporations to engage in virtually unlimited toxic chemical pollution, medical monopolization, the gutting of labor safety laws and much more.

Plus, did I mention the TPP will displace millions of American works as corporations outsource jobs to foreign workers? While corporations rake in the profits from new global powers, everyday American workers will lose their livelihoods and their jobs (not to mention their pensions).

Political sleight of hand: It was SOOOO easy to distract the American people with a flag flap!

Essentially, America just got sold out by people like Marco Rubio. And it was incredibly easy to pull off, too. First, America was distracted by a contrived, pre-planned mass hysteria / outrage event now known as the Confederate flag flap. Hilariously, this literal false flag controversy doesn’t even involve the actual Confederate flag. It involves a battle flag that people mistakenly think is the Confederate flag. (But who needs historical accuracy when there’s hysteria to spread?)

While Amazon.com was frantically deleting Confederate flag products from its website and everybody was going bat-crap insane over the 1970’s comedy TV series Dukes of Hazzard and its use of the so-called Confederate flag on a hot rod car, Republicans and the President were busy committing outright treason at the highest levels: surrendering American sovereignty andeconomically enslaving all of America’s future children.

And that’s the tragic irony of all this: While the political left falsely believed it was denouncing slavery by pressuring every online retailer and government entity to ban the Confederate flag, the U.S.Congress was busy enacting a whole new level of total economic enslavement for everyone, regardless of their skin color.

While ignorant “activists” ran around in mass hysteria, thinking they were banishing a symbol of enslavement to the history books, they were actually providing the necessary public distraction for quiet passage of the TPP’s fast-track authority.

In other words, they played right into the hands of the real slave masters: the globalist, monopolist corporations and their fascist government puppets who betray the People at every opportunity.

Believe me: These corporations don’t care about the skin color of their slave workers. They gladly enslave everyone, including you and me, if we’re stupid enough to allow our own elected representatives to forfeit America’s future (which they just did).

Screw the Confederate flag issue, folks: All Americans are now the “property” of multinational monopolist corporations that have turned national governments against their own people. The Confederate flag flap was merely a useful distraction to trick the population using political sleight of hand to fool everyone about the real agenda being pursued in Washington.

America is now officially a nation of slave workers beholden to multinational corporate interests. How does your silly flag outrage feel now?

Continue reading CONFEDERATE FLAG DISTRACTION LEADS TO TPP PASSAGE

Color of Law Statutes

All statutes are color of law. All statutes are full of fraud (lies). All statutes are satanic. The kangaroo courts are there to enforce the contract. The kangaroo courts are NOT interested in justice and are NOT competent to do justice. The kangaroo courts are putting on a satanic religious ceremony with priests of BAAL officiating.

Minister of Travel Post Jail Debriefing of Recent Arrest

This is a 2 hour long interview that I did with Jack McCaig of Evolvequest and libertyaid.org telling my story of my arrest and unlawful imprisonment by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement for a parking violation (when I wasn’t even “parked”) and for failing to provide a “birthdate” all with a film crew present from Animal Planet filming an episode of “Rugged Justice”. The episode starring myself should air next season (season 2) on Rugged Justice on Animal Planet.

The officer converted my right to remain silent into a crime, he also infringed on my right against self incrimination.

I also was robbed of all my worldly possessions by someone that I did not trust. Please consider helping me replace my clothes and other items by donating here – http://www.gofundme.com/xaasvw

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laundry detergent, even my toilet paper.
I still need to get a new key for my car,
and it will likely need repairs
soon if it doesn’t already.

But the worst part is all the little memory cards and
other little storage devices like my laptop that
had all my pictures and videos that I had not uploaded yet
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It also had files from all my clients and legal documents
that were not replaceable and I am going to have to
just accept that they are gone at some point.

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I was able to get a new laptop already that
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to live in his kingdom here on earth.

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Police Tweet About Charleston Incident 20 Mins Before it Happens

It didn’t take long for several ‘conspiracy theory’ oriented media outlets to take to the internet and start claiming that the tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina was a false flag. Media outlet All News Pipeline claims it was set up by the Obama Administration to distract us so that Congress could pass the controversial TPP bill during all the frenzy.

Conspiracy theory king, Alex Jones, pieced together quite an interesting bit on how it appears the shooter, 21 year old Dylann Roof, was not the one who actually created his Facebook account. He points out how the account was only opened in May of 2015, the fact that he has less than 100 FB friends, whereas his peer group averages better than 600, and of how his profile picture seems to have come from a Google images media search.

These two above conspiracies make sense, as most conspiracies often do, but nothing trumps conjecture better than cold hard facts. With that said, we bring you a hard piece of evidence, below, which will be very difficult to explain once it makes its way out into the view of the masses.

The online watchdog group Operation Jade Helm And Beyond received quite an interesting, anonymous message recently, which included a screenshot of a tweet, appearing to have been sent out by law enforcement in Charleston. The tweet is in regard to the shooting, however, the tweet was sent 20 minutes before the shooting happened!

Have a look for yourself:

Police tweet posted 20 minutes before shooting.
Police tweet posted 20 minutes before shooting.

Sounds familiar, right? Like when the newspapers in Europe were printing the news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination the day before he was killed?

Report anything out of the ordinary that you are seeing out there. Blackhawk flyovers, overly large military convoys, especially in strange places. Message us your intel, and we’ll get it out there anonymously. Follow us on Facebook by clicking on this sentence!

Affidavit of Recission

Referenced in the book, this affidavit is to rescind your signature and contracts with the federal US.

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Certified Mail Number: __________________________________________

Date: __________________________________________

John Q. Doe

c/o general delivery

Marin County

San Rafael, California Republic

united States of America

zip code exempt (DMM 122.32)

NUNC PRO TUNC ESTOPPEL AT LAW AND

PUBLIC NOTICE RESCISSION AFFIDAVIT

OF JOHN Q. DOE

CALIFORNIA STATE/REPUBLIC   )

)        Subscribed, Sworn and Sealed

MARIN COUNTY                )

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I, State Citizen John Q. Doe, being a free Sovereign adult, natural born in Massachusetts, living and working as a State Citizen domiciled in the California Republic since 1952 and I, as such status, hereby make this Special Appearance, by Affidavit, in Propria Persona, proceeding Sui Juris, At Law, in Common Law, with Assistance, Special, neither conferring nor consenting to any foreign jurisdiction, except to the judicial power of California and/or America, and as such I willfully enforce all Constitutional limitations respectively on all government agencies when dealing with them.  Wherefore, the undersigned Affiant, named herein and above, upon affirmation declares and evidences the following:

I, John Q. Doe, am of lawful age and competent.  I am a Sovereign natural born free State Citizen domiciled in the California Republic (see 1:2:2, 1:3:3, 2:1:5, 3:2:1 and 4:2:1 in the U.S. Constitution), and thereby in the united States of America, in fact, by right of heritage, a Sovereign State Citizen inhabiting and domiciled in the California Republic, protected via hereditary succession by my predecessors’ previous contracts with government as found in the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the Organic Act of 1849 (the original Constitution of California), the Articles of Confederation of 1777, the Constitution for the united States of America (1787) including its Preamble, and the Bill of Rights (1791) including its Preamble;  and, as such, I retain all my unalienable rights granted by God in positive law, embodied in the Declaration of Independence (1776) and binding rights upon myself and my parentage, on this day and for all time now and hereafter.  And further,

I, John Q. Doe, a Sovereign natural born free State Citizen, in Propria Persona, proceeding Sui Juris, At Law, with Assistance, Special, receiving mail c/o general delivery, San Rafael, California Republic, zip code exempt (DMM 122.32), being duly sworn and affixing my signature to this document, do hereby make the following statement of fact and affirm:  the so-called “Social Security” number 123-45-6789 is rescinded in application, in body and in signature, for I affirm that this agreement was imposed upon me by usage of threat, coercion, withholding of material facts, and uninformed consent, and that I was not at age of majority;  therefore, this aforementioned government action constitutes constructive fraud and placed me under duress of mind and therefore deprived me of giving any meaningful consent to the original “Social Security” application and agreement.  This agreement is null and void, ab initio (from its inception), due to the aforementioned fraud.  And further,

AFFIDAVIT AMENDMENT PROTECTION CLAUSE

I, the undersigned, in order to protect my unalienable rights to life, liberty and property, inclusive of my right to the proper in rem and in personam State Citizenship status, have been forced to amend certain legal documents and statements, due to the continued revelation and increased discovery of the continuous acts of fraud upon me by the de facto governments, both State and Federal, and therefore I declare that I am now and fully intend to remain free to amend any and all such documents and statements, as a matter of substantive right, for I cannot be held liable for either the acts or the omissions by governments which are out of my control, which acts and omissions constitute fraud in one form or another.  Therefore, I proceed at all times “WITH EXPLICIT RESERVATION OF ALL MY UNALIENABLE RIGHTS AND WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO ANY OF MY UNALIENABLE RIGHTS”, inclusive of my personal right to substantive and procedural due process proceedings under the Judicial Power of both my State and my Nation.  And further,

I, John Q. Doe, do state and affirm the following:

1.    That material facts were withheld, such as Title 28, U.S.C., Section 1746, Subsections 1 & 2 (being without or within the “United States”, respectively), which caused me to be unaware that a completed, signed and submitted “Form 1040″ or “income tax return” and other Internal Revenue Service and State Franchise Tax Board forms and documents are voluntarily executed instruments which could be used as prima facie evidence against me in criminal trials and civil proceedings to show that I had voluntarily waived my Constitutionally secured rights and that I had voluntarily subjected myself to the federal income/excise tax, to the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (hereinafter referred to as the IRC), to the authority of the State Franchise Tax Board (hereinafter referred to as the FTB) and to the authority of the Internal Revenue Service (hereinafter referred to as the IRS) by signing and thereby affirming, under penalty of perjury (within the “United States”), that I was, in effect, a “person” subject to the tax;  that the above induced and/or forced action, via State and Federal governments, clearly indicates a violation of Article 1, Section 9, Clause 3 (1:9:3), to wit:  “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed” and also Article 1, Section 9, Clause 4 (1:9:4), to wit:  “No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken” in the United States Constitution.  These above same injunctions are found in the Northwest Ordinance and in the California Constitution.  And further,

2.    That material facts were withheld, which caused me to be unaware of the legal effects of signing and filing income tax returns, as shown by the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in the 1974 ruling in the case of Morse v. U.S., 494 F.2d 876, 880, wherein the Court explained how a State Citizen became a “taxpayer” by stating:  “Accordingly, when returns were filed in Mrs. Morse’s name declaring income to her for 1944 and 1945, making her potentially liable for the tax due on that income, she became a taxpayer within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code.” [emphasis added]  And further,

3.    That material facts were withheld, which caused me to be unaware that the signing and filing of an income tax return and other IRS forms are acts of voluntary compliance for a Sovereign natural born free State Citizen inhabiting the united States of America, when executed and submitted by said Sovereign living and working within the States of the Union;  that I was unaware that, in a legislative court such as a United States District Court, the completed IRS documents can become prima facie evidence, sufficient to sustain a legal conclusion by a judge, that the signer has voluntarily changed his lawful status/state FROM that of a Sovereign natural born free State Citizen who is not subject to any federal income tax and who possesses all of his God-given, Constitutionally secured rights when dealing with government, TO the legal status of a “taxpayer” (any individual, trust, estate, partnership, association, company or corporation subject to federal excise tax), that is, a “person” who is subject to the federal excise tax and is, therefore, subject to the authority, jurisdiction and control of the federal government under the IRC, to the statutes governing federal taxation and to the regulations of the IRS, thereby imposing the tax on himself, waiving his God-given Constitutionally secured rights to property and labor in respect to the federal income/excise tax statutes and their administration by the IRS, and establishing himself as one who has privileges only, but no rights, in dealings with the IRS, the same as a corporation;  that it is my understanding that the change of status/state resulting from the signed IRS documents is very similar to the change of status that occurs when one enlists in the military service and voluntarily takes an oath that subjects him to the authority, jurisdiction and control of the federal government under Title 10 of the United States Code (i.e., the statutes governing the armed forces and the regulations of the military service), thereby waiving his Constitutionally guaranteed rights in relation to dealings with the military services.  And further, Continue reading Affidavit of Recission

OBJECTION! The prosecution is NOT ready!

(Originally posted: April 30, 2013) Judge Philip Nelson, Clatsop County presiding judge.

I had call for trial yesterday (Thursday) in Astoria at the Clatsop County Courthouse Courtroom #200 with the Honorable Judge Philip Nelson presiding. Before court was called into session, I decided to file 2 of the 4 motions I prepared. I brought a declaration of political status, a motion for continuance, a motion for discovery, and a motion to proceed in forma pauperis. After consulting with some of my colleagues I decided to only file 2 motions, the motion for discovery and the motion to proceed in forma pauperis; because I would be waiving my right to a speedy trial if I filed the continuance, and the declaration was more or less “testimony” and I do not believe that I should be made to incriminate myself. The burden is on the prosecution to show beyond a reasonable doubt that I I have violated code, but first he must enter facts into evidence that the code is even applicable to me in order for me to be found guilty of violating the code, so I don’t need to be helping them.
Continue reading OBJECTION! The prosecution is NOT ready!

Statist Delusions

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“No society can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law. The earth belongs always to the living generation…Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of 19 years. If it be enforced longer, it is an act of force and not of right.”

—Thomas Jefferson (in a letter to James Madison from Paris, September 6, 1789)

 


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Introduction

I suppose that since I have included the word “statist” in the title of this manuscript, before I proceed I should briefly explain what it is about. In case you are not aware of what a statist is, I will explain exactly what I believe a statist to be, and what I am trying to achieve by writing this book.

“Statist” as defined by Merriam-Webster.com is : an advocate of statism. So, perhaps the definition of “Statism” would be appropriate at this point; “Statism” as defined by Merriam-Webster.com is : concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government often extending to government ownership of industry”

That was a rather dry and uninteresting yet accurate definition, but maybe I should share what a statist is to me, in easy-to-understand, common terms.

In my mind; a statist has an unending, all enduring faith and whole-hearted support of their government and its practice of forcing compliance with its legislation through violence. A statist believes that government is necessary for society, and if you do not support your government it does not matter because you will be forced into compliance. There is no opting out of your servitude, there is only compliance. Comparable in ways, to hardcore theism, someone that is a statist often times believes that government is not only necessary, but should be involved in making decisions for people, to the extent that violence and coercion is used. The majority of statists are typically, literally stuck in the left-right paradigm of two-party politics.

Have you thought about your true political affiliation? Most of us believe that there are only two main choices; either Democrat or Republican. When in reality there are many more political systems. From communism to socialism, anarchism to state-capitalism, fascism to anarcho-capitalism, most of which are largely misunderstood by the general public. For example, did you know that The People’s Republic of China operates under a State-Capitalism political system; and not one of Communism as the majority of Americans believe? I don’t want to get too much into explaining what the many other political system models are and how they operate (as this would be a book in itself). Although I do want to build an awareness of what statism is, and introduce you to less archaic and viable alternatives to it. I believe that the information, when presented properly speaks for itself in terms of practicality and ethical alternatives to our current system.

Currently our society is based on the principal that we are unable to be responsible for ourselves, and as a solution, we have granted the government a divine right to rule over us, and the right to use force and coercion against us to get us to comply. Don’t believe me? Try not paying your taxes or driving your vehicle without registering it with the government and see how long it takes to be forced or coerced into compliance. So many other species live on this planet in relative harmony, but our species, the Human Race is compelled to imprison ourselves in a box made of government and as a result we severely limit our abilities as sentient beings with God-given rights, instead of government granted privileges. This type of society, essentially a security and control matrix, also inadvertently introduces a plethora of psychological issues including depression, hopelessness, anxiety, and many other conditions up to and including, suicide and homicide.

From birth we are indoctrinated to believe that we have masters. A great majority of Americans believe that the government exists to tell others what to do. They believe that people need to be “helped” into making the right choices by forcing them to do what the state feels is best for them in the form of legislation through law enforcement and corrections. What is wrong with letting people make their own decisions about every aspect of their own life? Except for when infringing on the free will of others or doing harm to others, why shouldn’t we have the liberty to do as we please during our lifetime? Why do we need to have a government that threatens us with violence and coercion that we must support it or violence and force will be used against us?

We only have one life. We have one chance. We each have maybe around one hundred years if we are lucky, to complete a fulfilling life here on planet Earth. Why do we need to grant the powers of master over us to a faceless corporate entity with no soul, and no motivation to protect us? This book is about the most common arguments I have heard people use that support statism, and why most of them are either obsolete or oppressive, and what can be done to improve conditions on this planet for all of humanity.

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